At only 26 years old, Cassie (Sadowitz) McBride became one of the youngest attorneys to serve as general counsel for a professional football team. After nine years in the NFL, Cassie joined Sharks Sports & Entertainment as Senior Vice President, General Counsel for the San Jose Sharks, San Jose Barracuda, SAP Center, Tech CU Arena, Sharks Foundation and Sharks Ice. Cassie oversees legal, human resources and diversity, inclusion and belonging, and manages transactions, risk management, and compliance for the front office, frontline staff and hockey ops. Through a modern, forward-looking approach toward the in-house legal function, Cassie has established a reputation as a general counsel embracing the new age millennial culture.
Prior to joining the Sharks, Cassie served as General Counsel for seven seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars Jaguars, Bold Events, and All Elite Wrestling. She began her career in the NFL as Associate Counsel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after interning with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In addition to her legal career, Cassie has 15+ years of media and technology experience, as she serves as Co-Founder + President of a web development and consulting agency, Spysie Tech.
Cassie received her JD from California Western School of Law and a BA in Journalism and History/Political Science from Rutgers University. Cassie was named California Western’s Rising Star for 2018. She currently serves as Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Sports & Entertainment Network. Cassie also volunteers and serves as a founding member of the YMCA Blue Ridge Leaders’ School Tech Council. In her free time, Cassie enjoys spending time with her husband Danny, son Ryan, and their dog George.
To learn more, check out an interview by Allison Stewart of the Women in Law: On the Record podcast.